It was in the 40’s yesterday with rain. Not bad at all for January. Then last night the North Pole packed it’s bag and moved south. I believe it’s taken up residence on my street. The temperature is below zero with howling wind and wind chills around 30 below zero. Took Bernie out this morning and instead of getting down to business, he decided it was a nice day for a leisurely stroll around the back yard. First my face went numb and then when my hands (encased in thick gloves) went numb, I yelled at him to get on with it. Guess he knew I was serious, as he got to it and we were able to come in and get warm. I then decided I’d better put some extra birdseed out. The lid was frozen to the bird feeder, so I dumped the seed on the ground and hightailed it back to the house.
But never fear, we are in for a big warm up tomorrow. I’m thinking of digging out my shorts. Supposed to be around 10 degrees. with the wind chill a sweaty 15 below zero. Beach, here I come. Whooo Hooo!
Hope you are all staying warm and cozy! And on a more serious note, if you’re in an are with these dangerous temps and are able to do so, please take care of the animals, check on your neighbors and help the homeless, even if it’s just to donate blankets to the organizations that go out and distribute them.. Thanks.
Solar flare image from NASA